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Consultation - McConnell Avenue Reserve, Marino

Posted:
Tuesday 17 Nov 2020
Mc Connell Avenue Reserve Map

Virtual Information Session - 3 December 2020 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm (20 min sessions)

Connect with staff and ask questions abut the proposed land sale and upgrade to McConnell Avenue Reserve.

There will be a limit of six people per session.

To book your place go to Eventbrite - McConnell Avenue Reserve Consultation.

McConnell Avenue Reserve East, Marino | Reserve Upgrade

Help to shape your space - McConnell Avenue Reserve East, MARINO

An Open Space Framework was recently endorsed by council to focus on achieving an equitable spread of appealing and functional open spaces across the city.

Consideration was given to achieving equitable distribution of facilities across the city such as basketball courts, fitness nodes, BBQ’s and other recreational sport facilities.

A recent audit of the courts at McConnell Avenue Reserve East has identified that they are in need of an upgrade. We also heard from you during a previous consultation about what you would like to see at the reserve. As a consequence, the Open Space Plan recommends the following works at McConnell Avenue Reserve East

  • Upgrade courts to provide 1 multi use court with tennis court, netball ring and basketball 3 v 3
  • Add drink fountain, shelter and landscaping
  • Upgrade irrigation

A budget of $217,189 has been allocated to this upgrade. This budget is not sufficient for further amenities to be included in the design.

A preliminary schematic concept plan has been prepared.

We are now consulting to develop a design to be able to construct from July 2021. Please look at the FAQ’s for answers to your questions.

For further information please contact the Open Space and Recreation Planning team on 8375 6600.

Find out more and Have Your Say by visiting www.making.marion.com.au/mcconnell-reserve-upgrade by 11 December 2020.

McConnell Avenue Reserve West, Marino | Proposed Revocation of Land

The western portion of the reserve is considered to be underutilised. It measures about 1,785 sqm and is classified as community land under the Local Government Act 1999.

Should the sale of the western portion proceed, the reserve boundary will be re-aligned to the current alignment of the footpath and road.

Proceeds from the sale will be used to develop open space facilities as approved by Council, saving money for ratepayers.

There are other reserves nearby, including Bandon Terrace Reserve, Marino and Nimboya Road Reserve, Marino which have quality facilities.

A legislative process to revoke the community land classification is now underway. This includes public consultation.

The disposal of this land is subject to Ministerial approval.

Find out more and Have Your Say by visiting www.making.marion.com.au/mcconnell-reserve-revocation by 11 December 2020.